C.J. Miles put up 34 points to help the Cleveland Cavaliers beat the Philadelphia 76ers, 111-93. The Cavaliers had an impressive game shooting the ball, finishing 44-89 (49.4%) from the field, including 13-28 (46.4%) from beyond the arc. This is only the second win for Cleveland (12-23) in its last 10 games.
Miles went 11-18 from the field (10-14 on 3-point attempts) in what was an efficient performance. Cleveland also got solid performances from Anderson Varejao with 18 points and 14 rebounds, Kyrie Irving with 16 points and 8 assists, and Tristan Thompson with 12 points and 10 rebounds. Michael Carter-Williams had another big game for Philadelphia despite the loss, scoring 33 points on 13-25 shooting (2-7 on 3-point attempts), in addition to going 5-7 from the free throw line.
Along with their eFG% of 56.7%, the Cavaliers connected at a rate of 46.4% from 3-point range. On the season, they are undefeated (2-0) when they record marks above 55% and 40% in those respective categories. Conversely, the 76ers are 1-5 when allowing their opponents to reach those percentages.
This drops Philadelphia (12-23) to 1-2 versus Cleveland on the season.
Coming up, the Cavaliers play the Utah Jazz, who are 11-25 on the season. The 76ers match up with the Detroit Pistons, currently sitting at 14-21 this year. The 76ers are 0-1 versus Detroit this season.